The Sandler-Kenner Foundation’s medical and scientific funding decisions are guided in part by its Foundation Leadership and Scientific Advisory Board members.

Gregory A. Echt, M.D., F.A.C.R.O.

Founder & Chairman, Sandler-Kenner Foundation

Dr. Gregory Echt is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Echt is nationally recognized for his research in the treatment of Prostate Cancer and Prostate Seed Implants. He has been a leader in North Texas treating cancer for over 30 years. He receives praises from his patients for his bedside manner and commitment to providing unrivaled patient care.

The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

A Message from Dr. Echt

“The hope is high that one day the research for pancreatic cancer allows faster diagnosis and rapid access to treatment.”

Pancreatic cancer is projected to strike more than 53,000 Americans in the coming year. An estimated 43,000 will die from the disease, making it one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the United States. Understanding the symptoms and risks, however, can help people gain access to earlier intervention, which could lead to life-preserving treatments.

For years researchers have been working on better screening procedures and treatments to improve care and survival rates, but few breakthroughs have been experienced. That is beginning to change as people more readily realize the grim statistics surrounding pancreatic cancer. Doctors and researchers around the globe have been working hard on early detection tests that would give clinicians a leg up on diagnosing the disease in its earlier, more treatable stages. Breakthroughs are beginning to arise in detecting this disease. New treatment options are also being developed.

Every donation helps! To find out more about pancreatic cancer and steps that are being taken to fight it, Dr. Echt is available to discuss how your donation can help advance research that may one day lead to a cure for pancreatic cancer.